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The old Faulkner Farm is now owned by the University of California Hansen Agricultural Research and Extension Center.

The center conducts research to support agricultural and supports a broad array of county-wide... read more

Reviewed February 18, 2016
ricshaw
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Southern California
Not sure why listed since it is not open to the public

The farm is owned by the University of California and is run as a place for the farm advisers to do... read more

Reviewed August 22, 2015
slr_7
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Thousand Oaks, California
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Reviewed February 9, 2012

We love bringing our kids here!!! Thousands of beautiful pumpkins (all varieties), pony rides, a train, hay pyramid, face painting, music, food, petting zoo and SHOPPING! Also a pumpkin launcher that the kids LOVE. We go every year -- I wouldn't miss it!

Date of experience: October 2011
1  Thank Kerry N
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Reviewed September 15, 2011

As someone who grew up on the east coat, I was spoiled with fall foliage and pumpkin patches and fresh apple cider at the edge of an orchard when the air turned lovely and crisp. Faulker Farms brings that all to life again! As an Angeleno, I enjoy the scenic drive back through time to what Southern California looked like back in the 20's and 30's--gorgeous rolling hills, ambitious oaks trees stretching to touch a robin's egg blue sky and miles of country dotted with quaint farm houses. Just about an hour out of the valley, Santa Paula is the perfect setting for a pumpkin patch. In addition to the pumpkins and a variety of interesting guards, they have lots of stuff for the kids to do: a giant haystack to climb up and jump down, a corn maze to "get lost" in, live farm animals to pet and ogle. For antique lovers, one of the barns has some thoughtfully edited collectibles for sale. For gardeners, the site also features a plant sale. You can take a tour of the lovely Victorian "farm house" mansion that the original owner built or take a hayride around the agricultural research area. There is a pumpkin launching trebuchet, live music and lots of yummy food. A highlight from last year was a traditional apple press that made the most delicious cider you'll find this side of Julian, CA.
If it just seems wrong to kick off your Fall season shopping for a pumpkin in the middle of dense, city sprawl on a converted parking lot where you can see a gas station and smell the fumes of automobiles, then Faulkner Farms is just the daycation you need!

Date of experience: October 2010
3  Thank almsmcq
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Reviewed September 14, 2007

We have frequented Faulkner Farms for the last several years during the Fall Season. We arrive on weekends in October (only open on weekends) to romp through the pumpkin patch, through the sunflower maze, over the hay bales, a hay ride, a peek at the animals and sometimes take a pony ride, get face painting or take a mini train ride.
We purchase corn stalks and pumpkins/gourds for decoration and some yummy apple pie, caramel apples or even tri-tip and chicken sandwiches!
Nice to have somewhere to take the kiddies to mark Fall in the Ventura County area.

2  Thank Mary C
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